UN World Food Programme Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Jobs in Zambia
UN World Food Programme Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Jobs in Zambia
About WFP The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
WFP has joined a consortium of public and private institutions, known as the Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA), to help smallholder farmers unlock new opportunities. The Alliance works by supporting smallholder farmers to move from subsistence farming to market-oriented agriculture by connecting demand for their crops with commercial markets, improving their access to agricultural inputs and finance, and connecting them to post-harvest solutions, with the aim of boosting incomes and building long-term resilience.
FtMA is a consortium of six agri-focused organizations, with a mission of making markets work better for smallholder farmers since 2016. Through a demand-led approach, FtMA works with local agricultural ecosystem players to sustainably improve farmer livelihoods whilst fostering commercial viability of value chain stakeholders.
FtMA promotes the growth of viable smallholder facing business models through strategic and hands-on partnerships. FtMA coordinates the ecosystem, co-innovates products and services, and provides information management covering market access, access to finance, access to inputs and technology, and post-harvest handling and storage to overcome critical value chain bottlenecks in smallholder crop markets.
These jobs are found primarily in Country and Field Offices and report to the Deputy Country Director, Head of Programme or the designate, and operate under technical guidance from Performance Management & Monitoring Division and Office of Evaluation. Job holders are likely to be part of a team where senior support is readily available and may supervise a small number of junior staff to ensure that activities and project objectives are achieved in full.
Support monitoring and evaluation activities within a country of field office, ensuring that WFP programmes generate quality evidence on the outcomes and effects of WFP’s food assistance activities on the lives of beneficiaries with which to inform operational decision making and strategic reorientation.
Provide leadership in the implementation of the Farm to Market Alliance Plan and collection and reporting of data as required by the donor and management staff, including ensuring that the system is reporting on required disaggregated data, and gender sensitive indicators.
Lead the development and maintenance of M&E operational manuals to ensure quality data collection and management for results
Inform the Senior Management Team (including Program Manager) monthly on progress against a subset of agreed upon target indicators, and make recommendations as needed to maximize achievement of outcomes and impact.
Periodically review and update quality assurance procedures, and re-train staff on best practices.
Participate in meetings on M&E, and with other relevant stakeholders to maintain awareness of industry best practices and emerging information.
All other duties as requested by the Program Manager
Contribute to the development and deployment of a comprehensive M&E in alignment with the overall Research Management Framework.
Support efficient and effective project implementation through the provision of systematic and timely information on implementation progress, including preliminary and intermediate outcomes.
Ensure appropriate documentation of the project implementation process and progress.
Provide insights and suggestions to the technical team as required to ensure project milestones are met.
Contribute to the formulation of annual work plans.
Standard Minimum Qualifications
Education: University degree in one or more of the following disciplines: economics, agriculture, business administration, or a field relevant to agricultural value chain management. An advanced degree in the relevant field is a plus
Experience: At least five years of experience in agribusiness, either in private sector enterprises or in non-profit value chain related projects, with a strong exposure to the private sector.
Language: Fluency (oral and written) in English.
Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role
• Cultivated sustainable relationships with local NGOs, government authorities, and other implementation partners.
• Has research experience using variety of analytical tools and methods for causality analysis, forecasting, and other data modeling needs.
• Performed monitoring, evaluations and assessments at multiple field locations.
Other Specific Job Requirements
Demonstrated knowledge of agricultural economics; field level experience with smallholders and pro-smallholder SMEs.
Demonstrated ability to manage databases and attention to detail; experience in managing M&E systems and processes, and ability to produce high quality reports. Experience using data analysis tools (such as SPSS) are a plus.
Ability to work independently, establish priorities and monitor own work plan with minimum supervision in close coordination with the geographically diversified FtMA team.
Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relations with results-oriented private sector partners as well as internal WFP clients.
Solid operational skills including problem solving and project management skills, including ability to work and deliver projects proactively and under pressure.
Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, tact, and negotiating skills.
Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
Ability to frequently travel within the country.
4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities
Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.
Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.
Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.
Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Jobs in Zambia
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